Adult Book Club (The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Hinton)

  Dates & times
  • Sat, 03/30/2024 - 1:00pm
  Category Adults


Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 1:00 PM to discuss The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Hinton.

In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder un Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twnty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken indentity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.

But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence -- full of despair and anger towards all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon -- transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. 

The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Hinton's memoir tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy. (blurb courtesy of the publisher)

All interested readers (ages 18+) are welcome to attend.

Copies of the book (in regular print, and, if available, in large print and audio) are available to be checked out.

For more information, and a list of the 2024 titles, please visit the Adult Book Club webpage.